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Brief Academic Vitae

Last updated Oct 2013. Fresher copy from

                David R. DávilaVillers

                  Brief Academic Vitae





Academic degrees        


1994          PhD in Government, University of Essex

1985         Doctorate in Social History, University of Paris

1982         DÉA in Social History, University of Paris

1981         BA Honors in Sociology, UAM of Mexico




Outstanding scholar of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre UK; included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World; UK Overseas Research Scholarship Award (not used); Foreign Commonwealth Office doctoral scholarship; Highest commendation for dissertation in Social History, University of Paris; French scholarship for doctoral studies; Conacyt Outstanding Mexican Student; Inesprome Mexican excellent students scholarship.




Fluent English, French and Spanish, also German (Grundstufe), Italian and Portuguese


Teaching/administrative experience


Professor of International Relations and Political Science, University of the Americas-Puebla (1992-2012); Visiting Professor Appalachian State University (July 2008, July 2007, June 2004, June 2002, June 2001 and Aug 1999-June 2000); Visiting Professor Texas A&M-Kingsville (May-July 1998); Chair, Department of International Relations and History, UDLA-Puebla (1994-1997); Coordinator of the US Studies Program, UDLA-Puebla (1994-96); Teaching assistant, University of Essex (1991-1992)…


Teaching areas      


International Relations, Comparative Politics (Latin America), Latin American Foreign Policies, American Government, Research Methods…






26 articles in journals (14 in English, 12 in Spanish), 32 articles in newspapers (all in Spanish), 7 chapters in books (4 in English, 3 in Spanish) and 2 edited books (both in English).




-         Mexican political development and its influence on Central America, chapter 5 of Udogu, Ike (2012). The Developing World. Scarecrow Press

-         “The UN Human Rights Declaration: Unfulfilled Promises” at the 5th International Congress of Sociology- Ensenada Proceedings. ISBN: 978-607-607-115-1 September 25-28, 2012




-         Social violence (chapter of a book in Spanish to be published January 2014 by BUAP)

-         The UN Universal Human Rights Declarations (article in Spanish to be published January 2014 in Metapolítica)


Congresses, interviews and radio programs


106 conference papers (68 in English, 38 in Spanish), 24 participations as panel president, coordinator or discussant (19 in English, 5 in Spanish), 6 interviews to the media (1 in English, 5 in Spanish) and 113 radio programs (all in Spanish, between 1996-1999)


Administrative experience


1989          Department Head of International Relations, Mexican Institute of Cinematography (promoting Mexican films in international festivals and markets)


1986-89     Department Head against Disloyal Practices in International Trade, Mexican Under-Ministry of Foreign Trade (defending Mexican-based exporters at international markets: countervailing duties, dumping and other non-tariff barriers)


1986         Coordinator of Research and Publications, OAS/92 Program (preparing reports on special education for marginalized urban and rural zones)